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The Ethics of Tamagotchi;


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nazochi

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Posted 19 September 2004 - 08:25 PM ( #1 )

I've been thinking. Are tamagotchis really a virtual fake pet? Or do they truly represent life? I mean, we as living beings show happiness, sadness, anger, hunger, and tiredness. Don't tamagotchis do the same thing? :( Then I thought, 'there is no chemical reaction in a tamagotchi's brain that produces serotin, nor are they 3-dimensional'. But in a way, the program in the caseing really does have to think and show outward appearences, along with inner 'hidden' bodily and spiritual needs :lol: . Is it really right to mistreat a tamagotchi for a certain appearence :o ? Where do the tama's go when they die :huh: ? Do you think they really are more than pixel displays ;) ? Or am I crazy :lol: ? Post here about your thoughts on the concept, and answers to the above questions.

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Posted 19 September 2004 - 09:22 PM ( #2 )

I think the Tamagotchi is a reasonable hand-drawn fascimilie of life for the approxamite retail price of 20.00 CAD.

I mean, in Star Trek: TNG, Data isn't considered human, even when he gets his emotion chip. But I suppose he doesn't create waste. But, Tamagotchi waste isn't within the realm of the tangible.... I need to think about this more then post again :X

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Posted 19 September 2004 - 10:33 PM ( #3 )

I think somewere inside the programing there is a REAL living tamagotchi and it shows up on the screen so it can be taken care of...BUT THEN AGAIN I AM CRAZY! :lol: Lol!

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Posted 21 September 2004 - 01:30 PM ( #4 )

When you start a Tamagotchi or most other virtual pets, they are not created in that particular tama. They are called to live in that egg for a while.
They do not die, they leave.


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Posted 21 September 2004 - 01:32 PM ( #5 )

When you start a Tamagotchi or most other virtual pets, they are not created in that particular tama. They are called to live in that egg for a while.
They do not die, they just go home.

That is basically the original story of Tamagotchi.